87p Pension Rise

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19 Dec 2014

The Prime Minister should be open and honest with pensioners after new figures show that over 1,000 pensioners in the Rother Valley are set to receive a rise in the state pension of just 87p.

On 4th December 2014 the Government announced the state pension would rise by £2.85 a week. However, in the following days Ministers were forced to admit up to 1.6 million pensioners across the UK would see a rise of just 87p in their state pension income.

The Government have not been open and honest with pensioners about the state pension, saying one thing and doing another. It’s time for the Government to treat pensioners with respect and be upfront about the value of their pensions.